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ORB'IT, n. [L. orbita, a trace or track, from orbis, a wheel.]

1. In astronomy, the path of a planet or comet; the curve line which a planet describes in its periodical revolution round its central body; as the orbit of Jupiter or Mercury. The orbit of the earth is nearly one hundred and ninety millions of miles in diameter. The orbit of the moon is 480,000 miles in diameter. The orbits of the planets are elliptical.

2. A small orb. [Not proper.]

3. In anatomy, the cavity in which the eye is situated.



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ORB'IT, n. [L. orbita, a trace or track, from orbis, a wheel.]

1. In astronomy, the path of a planet or comet; the curve line which a planet describes in its periodical revolution round its central body; as the orbit of Jupiter or Mercury. The orbit of the earth is nearly one hundred and ninety millions of miles in diameter. The orbit of the moon is 480,000 miles in diameter. The orbits of the planets are elliptical.

2. A small orb. [Not proper.]

3. In anatomy, the cavity in which the eye is situated.

ORB'IT, n. [Fr. orbite; L. orbita, a trace or track, from orbis, a wheel.]

  1. In astronomy, the path of a planet or comet; the curve line which a planet describes in its periodical revolution round its central body; as, the orbit of Jupiter or Mercury. The orbit of the earth is nearly one hundred and ninety millions of miles in diameter. The orbit of the moon is 480,000 miles in diameter. The orbits of the planets are elliptical.
  2. A small orb. [Not proper.] Young.
  3. In anatomy, the cavity in which the eye is situated.

Or"bit
  1. The path described by a heavenly body in its periodical revolution around another body; as, the orbit of Jupiter, of the earth, of the moon.
  2. An orb or ball.

    [Rare *** Improper]

    Roll the lucid orbit of an eye. Young.

  3. The cavity or socket of the skull in which the eye and its appendages are situated.
  4. The skin which surrounds the eye of a bird.
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Orbit

ORB'IT, noun [Latin orbita, a trace or track, from orbis, a wheel.]

1. In astronomy, the path of a planet or comet; the curve line which a planet describes in its periodical revolution round its central body; as the orbit of Jupiter or Mercury. The orbit of the earth is nearly one hundred and ninety millions of miles in diameter. The orbit of the moon is 480, 000 miles in diameter. The orbits of the planets are elliptical.

2. A small orb. [Not proper.]

3. In anatomy, the cavity in which the eye is situated.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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trespass

TRES'PASS, v.i. [L. trans, beyond, and passer, to pass.]

1. Literally, to pass beyond; hence primarily, to pass over the boundary line of another's land; to enter unlawfully upon the land of another. A man may trespass by walking over the ground of another, and the law gives a remedy for damages sustained.

2. To commit any offense or to do any act that injures or annoys another; to violate any rule of rectitude to the injury of another.

If any man shall trespass against his neighbor, and an oath be laid upon him-- 1 Kings 8. See Luke 17. 3. and 4.

3. In a moral sense, to transgress voluntarily any divine law or command; to violate any known rule of duty.

In the time of his disease did he trespass yet more. 2 Chron.28.

We have trespassed against our God. Ezra 10.

4. To intrude; to go too far; to put to inconvenience by demand or importunity; as, to trespass upon the time or patience of another.

TRES'PASS, n. In law, violation of another's rights, not amounting to treason, felony, or misprision of either. Thus to enter another's close, is a trespass; to attack his person is a trespass. When violence accompanies the act, it is called a trespass vi et armis.

1. Any injury or offense done to another.

If ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. Matt.6.

2. Any voluntary transgression of the moral law; any violation of a known rule of duty; sin. Col.2.

You hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins. Eph.2.

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